James Costos

Position: Director

Type: Independent

First appointment: 09/10/20


Mr. James Costos has served as director since 2020. He is an American diplomat who holds a  degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts. He has an extensive professional career and accredited experience in different sectors, including international relations and the digital and communications sectors. From 2013 to 2017, he was the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra. He is currently the President of Secuoya Studios in Madrid. He is a member of the Board of Directors of PJT Partners, a firm providing financial advisory services in investment banking; Senior Advisor of F.C. Barcelona and Senior Managing Director in the Venture Technology Group at Dentons. He is member of various cultural and humanitarian organizations, among others the Reina Sofía Museum, as well as he is a member of the board of the Human Rights Campaign. Likewise, he has been appointed as Member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. His professional background has provided him with international expertise and knowledge on matters such as the development of diversity and equality policies.